Kobe Bryant Told Dwyane Wade He Was Retiring in a Cold Tub in Heat’s Facility

December 4th, 2015 by Drew Corrigan Leave a reply »
As we all know by now, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of this season. So every game from now on carries a little more weight than before—especially when Bryant is facing foes he's dueled with numerous times over his long career.

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is one of those names. But when Wade was walking into the Heat's facilities the night before the November 10 clash with the Lakers, he didn't expect to see Kobe Bryant sitting in the cold tub. Why? Because Wade has never seen Heat president Pat Riley let an opposing player into the Heat's facilities like that in his 13 years in Miami. After Wade joined Bryant in the cold tub, he learned that this would probably be the end for the Lakers legend.

NBA on TNT sideline reporter Rachel Nichols chronicled the story Wade told her:

Way too long for 140 characters, but here's the Kobe story Dwyane Wade told me. This was last month, the night before the Heat hosted the Lakers here in Miami. Wade decided to stop by the arena and get in a soak in the cold tub. He goes through the Heat's locker-room area, back over to the training room, and who is already just sitting the ...

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